Man returning from Kerung held with gold-like metal in Rasuwa

KATHMANDU: Nepal Police detained a man in suspicion of his involvement in gold smuggling after they found 117 gram of gold-like yellowish metal in his possession from near the Nepal-China border in Rasuwa district.

Identified as Chakra Bahadur Dhamala of Kavre, currently living in Yarsa of Rasuwa disrict, the 46-year-old man was returning to Nepal from Kerung riding on a motorcycle when he was intercepted by the security personnel at the Rasuwagadhi Police Check Post for a regular security check.

He was taken in custody after the discovery of the suspicious metal. Police said they are looking into the case.